The Roux Institute is reinventing the way universities support entrepreneurs.

Let’s work together to make Maine the most exciting place to start and grow your business.

The newest innovation hub on the East Coast

At the Roux Institute, we’re launching startups, driving talent development, and supercharging industry in Maine. When you join us, you will have unparalleled access to our global research community and expansive entrepreneurial ecosystem backed by our network of founders, investors, mentors, and partners.

Our programming—which includes accelerators, residencies, workshops, boot camps, and more—is designed to support you no matter your launch stage. We’re committed to inspiring entrepreneurial thinking across the state of Maine and providing the opportunities you need to grow, launch, and sustain your business.




Our Portfolio

The Roux Institute is attracting new companies and talent to Maine, investing in the talent and companies that are already here, and fostering deep connections across all layers of the startup ecosystem. Learn more about the people behind our programs and the companies who are disrupting industries and changing the world.







Founder Residency Case Studies

Read how some of our Founder Residency participants benefited from the programming, resources, and mentorship provided to them by the program.

  • DeepCharge

    The Founder Residency Program connected DeepCharge with key players and mentors that helped propel the startup to success.
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  • hey freya

    hey freya benefited from Northeastern University’s expansive network of students and experts to get guidance on research, software, & marketing.
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  • Tanbark

    Through the Roux Institute’s partnership team, Tanbark CEO Melissa LaCasse met future board members and clients.
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  • CIVA

    CIVA tapped into Northeastern’s network of experts and students for help in design, data architecture, and more.
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